Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Classic Dub: 1977 Volkswagen Scirocco

The first generation Volkswagen Scirocco was released in 1974 on a chassis that was shared with the Golf...but it had sleek sheet metal that was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro and a name that was practically impossible to spell.  Find this 1977 Volkswagen Scirocco offered for $3,995 in Oakland Park, FL via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck. 


This Scirocco is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-banger that  pushes around 78 horsepower into the front wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox.  It won't be that fast, but that awesome graphics package will make up for any performance shortcomings.   


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15 comments:

  1. Those graphics are wild! My dad had one of these for a little while when I was growing up, he always enjoyed it but to my disappointment sold it just as I was getting my license.

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  2. This was my first car in 1986. Well, not THIS Scirocco, but a '77 Scirocco in "Performance Champagne Gold Metallic" to be exact. B) Great first car and ran like champ. 180° parking brake slides were particularly fun.

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    1. Agreed on the handbrake turns! If you lived in snow country they were also the best Rockford J-turners around!! Enjoyed watching FWD VW's of that vintage autocrossing with their inside hind leg raised high enough to go over shortie cones marking the inside of the turn, rather than running through them!:)

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    2. A handbrake AND snow?? WINNNN

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  3. Always loved how these drive, the golf ball shifter, and the little led lights on the center dash.

    The one for sale has some sweet ronal wheels!

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    1. No golf ball shifters until later ('80 if I remember correctly)

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  4. No Used Car Dealers---Ever!! Thereby avoiding 80% of dumb car buying mistakes.

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  5. Looks like wheels from an Alfa GTV-6

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    1. i was just wondering about those wheels - googling... they are definitely similar but i don't think they are exactly the same - i might have to have a look around
      [image src="http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/BenzoniCampanatura.jpg"/]

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    2. i believe they are these - Ronal Turbo wheels
      [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VNgAAOSwrx5UW9uF/s-l640.jpg" width="450px"/]

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    3. oh, and of course Sean already called that - derp!

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    4. The GTV-6 wheels in your image above were made by either Campagnolo or BWA.

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  6. Merriam-Webster
    scirocco: noun sci·roc·co \shə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō, sə-\a : a hot dust-laden wind from the Libyan deserts that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast chiefly in Italy, Malta, and Sicily

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  7. 10/10, would hoon (slowly and deliberately). That graphics package, those wheels and body kit totally do it for me. My dad had one when I was growing up (albeit black). He sold it when his company bought him an X-Body GM. He still regrets selling it to this day.

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  8. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 9, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Man, this looks like the cover of every mid-80's European Car issue I owned.

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